Triangle Annual Report from Village
Annual status update
Period covered by this report: January to September 2014 and visit after earthquake May 2015
|Name of village
|Okadi, NP-9 Named Pumpkin Village
|Was the Triangle procedure followed? Were there any deviations from the standard procedure?
|Yes, the villagers followed the Triangle procedure and held settlement level planning in September. There were not any deviations.
|How many people were present at the village meeting?
|20 men/20 women in Settlement Level Planning- SLP
|How many members are in the committee?
3 men, 4 women
|What were the issues raised at the village meeting?
Water and sanitation, income generation activities, women empowerment, youth empowerment, irrigation, ponds conservation, school repairing, foot road, women skill development, vegetables farming, road etc.
|What were the priorities presented by the committee?
|What did the villagers decide to spend the funds on?
|The villagers decide to spend Nrs 10,000.00 for water stream conservation; Nrs 25,000.00 for rest place construction in sitalchaur area, Nrs 7,200.00 for scholarship, Nrs 20,000.00 for goat raising, Nrs 15,000.00 for poultry support and 8,000.00 for making stage near volleyball ground for youth club from Triangle support money.
|Has the committee received the funds yet?
|Yes in October 2014, it was transferred.
|Activity plan: When are the activities going to be implemented?
|All planned activities were completed, which are described below:
|Who is responsible for the implementation?
|The village committee plays the vital role to implement all activities and after that VDC Secretary, VDC social Mobilizer and Triangle responsible person Hari also support to implement and monitor.
How were the beneficiaries selected?
|After completed the settlement level planning the village committees’ members again organized the meeting and make the criteria to distribution of money. Generally the villager followed some indicators for the distribution of money which is indicated by LGCDP(Local Government Community Development Programme):
Were there any disagreements – discussions about the priorities?
What was the role of the Triangle facilitator?
Some of the villagers found that the Triangle donation could not fulfil all aspects of the wishes the villages had. However, the facilitator and Hari explained about the money and the supporting system from Triangle (getting to know how to influence VDC and DDC to get projects approved, and how to ask for better services).
Specially ASK cooperate and fully focus on the settlement level planning process with the engagement of communities, give the information of the Triangle, and about the resources of the VDC block grant and the District Development Office possibilities of supporting the village. The villages have seen that the Triangle support to ASK and the villages, has given the villagers more tools for managing their own resources and influencing the local bodies (VDC and DDC).
|Did the villagers have any comments/questions for the Triangle?
|With lack of awareness, it was difficult to manage the money the right way the previous years, but after villagers participated in settlement level planning, they realized and fully agreed to the method and found it was realistic and participatory. There was a request that ASK should provide more technical knowledge for the settlement level planning and development possibilities in the village. Now the money for micro-loan is increasing so it has to provide the account management knowledge also.
On-going activities – Status Update
|Name of village/cluster
|Progress in the reporting period
|Okadi NP-9 Named: pumpkin Village
1. Settlement level planning is completed.
2. All planned activities are under Implementation
|Okadi NP-9 Named: pumpkin Village
|All planned activities were completed
Reporting of Micro loan
|Use of Microloan until end 2014
|Micro loan total collected from pay back of loans: Nrs 155000 (120000 from previous year + Nrs 35,000 from 2014)
|Major Achievements from Previous Year
|Impact of Settlement level planning
Some examples of activities supported by Trianglen
|Rest house constructed in the middle of the village
|Scholarships for schoolchildren
|Durgi Guring is raising goats
|Growing potatoes for the rainy season on 1.5 ha of land
Village situation after earthquake and aftershock
Five houses are totally collapsed and 22 houses are partially cracked. Many livestock sheds are cracked and damaged. People are requesting for more shelters. The village committee member Sunita has also lost her house.
|Totally collapsed house of Sunita BK